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Member since 11 Feb 2009
Member from Palmerston North
Post your results on here for some advice.
Get a copy from the lab if your Dr won't give them to you.
It's your right to have them.
Member since 12 Nov 2011
Member from Hamilton
Couldn't agree more with ten bob, the test results belong to you, no doctor can ethically refuse to give them to you. And I would advise you keep looking for a doc who knows about thyroid, after my own experience. Was prescribed Thyroxine for years, told I needed it by an experienced endocrinologist at the hospital. In January this year I became suspicious that my sluggish brain/foggy head and general lack of zest for life and coping, might be due to the med. Decided to stop taking it for a week to see what happened, and now I refuse to take it ever again! Endocrinologist was very unhappy with me, but I felt so good (clear mind and eyes, loads of energy) - I agreed to have monthly blood tests for 6 months, all of which showed my thyroid function to be fine, without any thyroxine medication! Haven't seen the endocrinologist again yet, but I'm not really in a hurry to either.
Member since 31 Jan 2010
Member from Auckland Central
Hi Nicoliz, Are you overactive/underactive or no gland at all?
Member since 04 Jun 2007
Member from Nawton
I had my thyrode removed many years ago,and was told that I would need to take Levothyroxine for the rest of my life. I have only ever seen the small pills, is there an ad/disadvantage in the larger ones?
Hi Muppy, I was originally told that my thyroid was underactive, and put on the Thyroxine. After I stopped taking it last January I did see the endocrinlogist once, and agreed to have the monthly blood tests, which were all within normal levels. He did say though, at that appointment a year ago, that I had "had the antibodies, but maybe your thyroid isn't affected". Apparently if you have the antibodies you usually do become hypothyroid, it seems that with me he didn't wait to see which way things would go and prescribed the thyroxine anyway. Turns out I'm not hypothyroid after all, just have the antibodies.
Member since 11 Jul 2012
Member from Northland Region
Hi everyone, I am at my wits end. My thyroid is not working properly, I was on Eltroxin for quite a number of years and over the last year or so wondered why I was suffering terrible cramp, pain in the throat, swollen legs etc., ran out of tablets one weekend and felt really good so did not take the tabletes for 2 weeks. I started to live again and was able to exercise more. Guess what my blood tests came back and I had to start taking tablets again. I have tried all three brands, Eltroxin/Gold Shield and now on Synthroid which I have started at a low dose and now on my second dose have woken up with cramp in the feet (which I have not had for the last 4 weeks off tablets) and a tight throat. I am at my wits end and was wondering if anyone out there has the same problem and what I could do?
Member since 20 Jun 2008
Member from Mangere Bridge
Hi nera76113, Have you been told what your TSH, T4 and T3 test results were when you were put back onto meds. If you haven't been told, ask for them that way you can monitor your levels. There's a very good NZ help group that I'm sure will help you to understand. I'm sure someone will come on here and help you. There are a lot of people going through the same thyroid problems and a lot that have been helped. So hang in there your not alone in this.
Karen, if you scroll back to post 732 you'll find at the very bottom of the post an address that will help answer questions about the thyroid.
Member since 07 Oct 2009
Member from Winton
Please go to www.thyroidsupportnz.co.nz
If you would like me to call you there is a contact number on the site
for Pamela That is me and if you ring that number and give me a phone number I will ring back so not a toll call for you.
Perhaps you would like to try the Canadian (original) thyroxine formula.
A lot of us are now on this and feeling much better.
Let me know if I can be of assistance.
See I told you you'd get help, that Pam is on the ball
As are all the ladies that will help you through this.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
I can certainly endorse the above comments
Only to happy to help ladies.
If you would like to email me direct with a phone number Karan (Nera) my address is also on the site or just email the site and I will find you.
Sometimes we all need just a little support.
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